Former Arunachal Pradesh CM booked on charges of corruption, cheating
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Nabam Tuki, former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, on charges of corruption, cheating and forgery.
A case has been registered against Nabam Tuki and his brother Nabam Tagam on allegations that Nabam Tuki, as minister of consumer affairs and civil supplies in 2003, had given 11 contracts to his family members including his brother which were worth Rs 20 crore.
Charges under which the FIR has been filed include Prevention of Corruption Act and cheating and forgery.
The case was given to the CBI by Gauhati High Court.
Tuki was the chief minister of the state during 2011-16.
His brother Nabam Tagam, N N Osik, the then director civil supplies, and the then chief manager United Commercial Bank Sohrab Ali Hazarika have also been booked, the officials said.
It is alleged that Osik paid illegal gratification of Rs 30 lakh, which were credited in his account in Itanagar branch of the United Commercial Bank.
The cheque was issued in the name of Tuki and was later changed to "yourself", the agency alleged.
It said Hazarika, as the branch manager, helped to get the amount credited in Tuki's account and did not obtain any authorisation for alterations made in the cheque beneficiary.
The name of account holder in the bank records were also "obliterated" and were replaced with T Nabam in the specimen signature card. A picture of Tuki's brother Nabam Tagam was also put on the specimen signature card.
However, in the agency enquiry it surfaced that the account was indeed in the name of Tuki and his specimen signatures were on the account opening form.